rshw89 wrote:maxmartin wrote:if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass?
I think it is pretty common for people to be contemplating their options right up until the deadline. That was the case for me, and I have also learned of instances where schools have increased scholarship offers to those who have not paid the deposit to entice them to do so.
It also keeps schools open for scholarship negotiation purposes.